Monday, August 6, 2012

The Post-Grad Life and the Mars Landing

Phew, this blogs has been dead for awhile. Since school ended I've been mostly working on some personal projects (none of which are finished... yet).

The last few months I've had the pleasure of working as a freelance graphic artist and modeler for Star Acer Academy Inc. with Luke Gustafson where we are in the midst of putting together a educational space exploration tool for elementary grades. I have been helping rendering comics, assignment pages, and making a CG model of the StarAcer HQ (the BZT). If you would like to see all this and more, visit their site at:
It's really shaping up to be something great!

On a related note last night the Mars Rover Curiosity successfully landed on the surface of Mars. We developed a short comic to commemorate the complex landing, which was layed out by Luke Gustafson and illustrated by myself. I hope you enjoy!

I'll be trying to keep this blog alive from now on with random artworks once I have some down time.
Stay tuned!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Final Sheridan Thesis Film

Finally, the moment of truth. Here's my thesis film from my final year at Sheridan! I hope you enjoy!


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Promo Poster

Scramble, scramble...

Oh, hello blog, long time no see. I have been neglectful in updating over the past few months. I have been busy in film production, and the final stretch is just beginning, so I guess I'll take some time to post old progress from the end of December-January.

A couple finished scenes: (future tweeks may vary)

Sc. 5 Rough Progress

Completed version

Sc. 27 Completed as well.

And some colour concepts I developed over the Christmas break:

And I guess here's a few of the lesser awful drawings from my final life drawing class. Despite that, I shall miss it.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Beginnings of Production

Production has begun! My soul already hurts...

Layouts & Pose Test

3D character rotation, followed by a vector line sample of what it should look like in the film (minus shading).

Monday, October 31, 2011

Current Development Art

Finally, we come to the present. The following is the 'final' leica version (final being a loose term), and selected pieces from my ongoing design pack. Enjoy!

I'll be attempting to keep more frequent updated over this last bit of pre-production. Also, perhaps more actual drawings? Maybe so!

Early Concept Work

It's been quite a busy first quarter this year. I have not kept up with my film progress so far, so I might as well bombard you with it now. My story, as mentioned two posts before, has changed since last year. This first bit is largely early development art from September, and even now much of the actually ideas have been scrapped (rightly so, since it made for a long, complex story).

These are the initial pitch designs:

The following are the second passes at character and location designs to adhere to the developing story:

This is the first pass at the leica, it's without sound so it plays out pretty boring. The story at the present stage is pretty much nothing like this pass, but since I did have a full nights work in it, it's worth checking out for comparison.

Next post will have more current artwork, and the updated leica.


I'm surprised I have yet to post these, but last year I worked on some tattoo designs for a few friends. Two of them have since gotten them done. So here are the results.

The concepts:

And the results!

These were fun, as they gave me a chance to use a restrictive design approach, something I typically don't use. The heart design, I was told, even received some phrase from the tattoo artist. Perhaps I should get into some tattoo design work?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Here comes 4th year!!!

Alrighty, everything I've learned so far has been leading up to this! It's been the first week of fourth year at Sheridan already, and everybody is getting started on their thesis film process, myself included. For the next several months, I will (try) to keep updating my progress through production. It will undoubtedly be hectic around production time, so I post what I can, and try to avoid spoilers. For the time being, I have some previous work for over and before the summer months. I had recently finished my work at Smiley Guy Studios, which was an amazing experience, but I was pretty lax on the extra artwork over the summer, but what I do have is my rejected film idea developed over last semester. I avoided posting any of it due to the fact that I might have been making it for fourth year, but I have since started developing a new idea, so here is some of the concept work for an idea I developed last year, titled "Precious."

Rough Leica Reel

Promo Poster

Concept Art

Location Designs

Story Overview

Also, a friend from school initiated a "Fan Art Week" near the end of August, where we just make some fan art based on a daily theme. In was fun, so I participated when I could. Here are a few of my submissions (that are not 'totally' embarrassing...)

Hajime Saitō (Rurouni Kenshin) - Theme: Anime

Unreferenced Tarzan Train Sketch - Theme: Disney

"The Dark Knight Pummels" - Theme: Comics